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PostArctica: Autumn Pictures

5 from today in the rain.

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mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Fall is…

Original photo by Rachel.

PostArctica: Urban Autumn

Dead Wild Roses: The Red Leaves of Fall

I just learned the simple way of transferring photos from my phone to the blog. Here is one picture I took of a particularly nice tree framed from the stairwell of the where I work on campus.

Filed under: Canada Tagged: Fall, Leaves, Photography

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The Scott Ross: Canada’s Innovation Is Patent-ly Declining

Starting in 1902, Albert Einstein spent seven years as a Swiss patent clerk, not only did it pay well but his “cobbler’s trade” as he referred to it, gave him ample time to do his scientific work.

With less and less patents being applied for in Canada, Einstein gives hope, albeit slim to Canada’s . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Canada’s Innovation Is Patent-ly Declining

The Scott Ross: America Falling Or World Rising

The United States’ influence is declining in the world, but there is at least one reason why Americans shouldn’t lament.

It is not that the United States is falling behind but it is that the world is catching up.

The weakening of America’s superiority may raise concern at home, but Americans should draw comfort in . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: America Falling Or World Rising

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips in 20 Days for first-year students: #18- Enjoy Mount Allison without alcohol

In this the 18th video in our 20-part tip series, fourth-year honours psychology student and Orientation Chair Aleka Maclellan discusses what students can do to enjoy Mount Allison before they turn 19. All residence events are generally all-age… . . . → Read More: Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips in 20 Days for first-year students: #18- Enjoy Mount Allison without alcohol

Geoff at Mount Allison: Places to Relax at Mount Allison University

In the 17th in our 20-part video tip series, fourth-year biology students Beth Whitfield and Brittany Cain talk about their favourite places to relax and unwind around campus.  Brittany really likes the solarium and pub in the Student … . . . → Read More: Geoff at Mount Allison: Places to Relax at Mount Allison University

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #15- Finding coffee in Sackville, NB

In the 15th of 20 in our video tip series, fourth-year psychology student Aleka Maclellan talks about the best places to grab a coffee in Sackville. Drinking coffee is a study-aid and habit-forming, so it’s no surprise that there are five go… . . . → Read More: Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #15- Finding coffee in Sackville, NB

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #13- Explore the natural beauty surrounding Mount Allison University

In the 13th video in our 20-part video tip series, third-year biology student David Summerby-Murray discusses places to see outside Sackville. He mentions the Tantramar Salt Marshes, just outside Sackville (part of why Canon Envirothon came to Mou… . . . → Read More: Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #13- Explore the natural beauty surrounding Mount Allison University

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #12- Out on the Weekend

In the 12th in the 20-part video tip series, third-year religious studies student  Oudai (OD) AlTabbaa discusses the many things to do on weekends in Sackville. There’s really always something happening in Sackville during the school … . . . → Read More: Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #12- Out on the Weekend

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #11- Overcoming Exam Anxiety at Mount Allison University

In the 11th in our 20-part video tip series, fourth-year environmental studies student Avery Wheeler offers her advice on overcoming exam anxiety. I’m not going to lie, the first exams you’ll take in University will probably be stre… . . . → Read More: Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #11- Overcoming Exam Anxiety at Mount Allison University

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #10- Stay fit on campus at Mount Allison University

Tenth on our list of 20 video tips for incoming Mount Allison University students is how to stay fit and healthy on campus. Fourth-year environmental studies student Avery Wheeler discusses Mount Allison’s athletic facilities and why … . . . → Read More: Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #10- Stay fit on campus at Mount Allison University

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #4- Get some inside information

Fourth in this 20-part video series for the Class of 2015, Alex Dalton (fourth-year international relations) and Avery Wheeler (fourth- year environmental studies) share what they wish they knew before they came to Mount Allison. Alex… . . . → Read More: Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #4- Get some inside information

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #3- Experience Theatre at Mount Allison University

In the third post of a 20-part video series, Sarah Underhill, who expects to graduate in May with a double major in history and anthropology, talks about experiencing theatre on campus and around Sackville.  You’ll notice here that … . . . → Read More: Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #3- Experience Theatre at Mount Allison University

Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #1 Make the most of your first few weeks (Orientation to Mount Allison University)

20 Tips in 20 Days for first-year students: #1 – Make the most of your first few weeks Your first days at Mount Allison are approaching quickly. In the first of a 20-part video series, below you will find a tip featuring fourth-year stu… . . . → Read More: Geoff at Mount Allison: 20 Tips for first-year students: #1 Make the most of your first few weeks (Orientation to Mount Allison University)

World Headlines Review: Bangladesh: Dabbling in Dhaka Stock Markets

A classic stock market boom-bust cycle is underway in Bangladesh, inciting riots after the closure of the country’s main markets in Dhaka and Chittagong this week.  The picture painted by the charts and reports from Bangladesh make for an abject lesson in how markets fluctuate and are driven by salesmanship and sentiment.

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